Eastenders' Gary Webster's mum dies from Covid as soap star and son also battle virus

FORMER Eastenders star Gary Webster's mum has died of coronavirus as the soap star and his son are also battling the virus.

The 56-year-old said on Twitter today that his beloved mum "peacefully passed away in her sleep".

Gary and his eldest son, Jack, are still fighting with the virus after testing positive.

He shared a picture of his mum with wife Wendy and wrote: "Thank you so much to everyone for such beautiful support to my son and I as we recover from Covid.

"Last Sunday my mum also contracted the virus. 3 generations in a week. I am devastated to say my mum didn't make it & passed peacefully in her sleep last Thursday. She was much loved."

Many of Gary's former co-stars and celebrity pals expressed their condolences.

Gary played Graham Clark on EastEnders in 1987 before returning to the soap in 2016 to play Neville Peacock.

Emmerdale star Laura Norton replied: "So sorry to hear that Gary. Sending Love."

EastEnders co-star Lucy Benjamin said: "Omg Gary. I'm so sorry. Sending you all lots of love xxx."

Little Mo actress Kacey Ainsworth added: "So sorry for your loss Gary xxx."

Gary's devasting updates comes days after telling his following that he and his 20-year-old son are isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

He wrote: "To all my followers please don't think I'm ignoring anyone recently.

"It's been a very sad and tough week part of which was my eldest testing Covid positive on Tuesday and me testing positive yesterday. So strictly isolating.

"Please wear masks. Social distance."

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